Hydroelectric power generation
Energy, hydroelectric power

Reliable hydraulic cylinder position indication

Hydroelectric power stations depend on reliable hydraulic cylinder position signals to safely and efficient control the flow of water through and around the plant. Balluff has decades of experience developing and deploying precise yet robust cylinder sensors for continuous position feedback or end-of-stroke detection. Other Balluff sensor technologies such as inclination / angle sensors can simplify controls systems by directly reporting the angular position of mechanisms.

Application examples

Control guide blades in Kaplan turbines
Control guide vanes in Kaplan turbines
Control Pelton turbines
Control water level at dams
Monitor operation of debris screen rakes
Measure low speeds
Reliable closed position
A single concept for field installation